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Neck & Back

Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back

In spondylolisthesis, one of the bones in your spine — called a vertebra — slips forward and out of place. This may occur anywhere along the spine, but is most common in the lower back (lumbar spine). In some people, this causes no symptoms at all. Others may have back and leg pain that ranges from mild to severe.

Understanding how your spine works can help you better understand spondylolisthesis. Learn more about spine anatomy at Spine Basics.

  • Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy (uses a mid-frequency electrical signal) option used by or office to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues that reduces or eliminates your pain safely.
  • Ultrasound therapy. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.
  • Trigger-point therapy. Applying gentle pressure to a specific area of muscle where a patient experiences pain to alleviate that pain.

Interferential Therapy from Harbor Comprehensive Health

  • Steroid injections. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that is injected directly into your shoulder joint.
  • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions.
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Physical activities designed to promote strength and endurance.
  • Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
  • Injections. Anti-inflammatory injections: Injections are typically used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. Reducing pain helps you recover more comfortably so that you can return to your normal daily activities.
  • Manual manipulation uses specific hand placements and the precise application of forces to restore normal movement to joints and soft tissues. Manual manipulations is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, exercises, and modalities.
  • Intersegmental traction table helps in increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. … It also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the muscles.
  • Disc Decompression. beneficial effects of decompression because it can distract joint surfaces, reduce protrusions of nuclear discal material, stretch soft-tissue muscles and mobilize joints. These effects provide many patients with pain relief from spinal dysfunction.
  • Diathermy. Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions. It uses a high-frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues. The heat can help with various processes, including: increasing blood flow, relieving pain and improving inflammation.

Back Pain in Adolescents

Back pain in adolescents is not like back pain in adults. Compared to an adult, an adolescent with a backache is more likely to have a serious underlying disorder. This is especially true if the child is 4 years old or younger, or if a child of any age has back pain accompanied by:

  • Fever or weight loss
  • Weakness or numbness
  • Trouble walking
  • Pain that radiates down one or both legs
  • Bowel or bladder problems
  • Pain that keeps the child from sleeping

More serious causes of back pain need early identification and treatment or they may become worse.

  • Ultrasound therapy. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.
  • Trigger-point therapy. Applying gentle pressure to a specific area of muscle where a patient experiences pain to alleviate that pain.
  • Steroid injections. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that is injected directly into your shoulder joint.
  • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Physical activities designed to promote strength and endurance.
  • Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
  • Injections. Anti-inflammatory injections: Injections are typically used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. Reducing pain helps you recover more comfortably so that you can return to your normal daily activities.
  • Manual manipulation. use specific hand placements and the precise application of forces to restore normal movement to joints and soft tissues. Manual manipulations is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, exercises, and modalities.
  • Intersegmental traction table helps in increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. … It also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the muscles.
  • Disc Decompression. beneficial effects of decompression because it can distract joint surfaces, reduce protrusions of nuclear discal material, stretch soft-tissue muscles and mobilize joints. These effects provide many patients with pain relief from spinal dysfunction.

Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

Cervical radiculopathy, commonly called a “pinched nerve” occurs when a nerve in the neck is compressed or irritated where it branches away from the spinal cord. This may cause pain that radiates into the shoulder, as well as muscle weakness and numbness that travels down the arm and into the hand.

Cervical radiculopathy is often caused by “wear and tear” changes that occur in the spine as we age, such as arthritis. In younger people, it is most often caused by a sudden injury that results in a herniated disk.

In most cases, cervical radiculopathy responds well to conservative treatment that includes medication and physiotherapist.

  • Ultrasound therapy. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.
  • Trigger-point therapy. Applying gentle pressure to a specific area of muscle where a patient experiences pain to alleviate that pain.
  • Steroid injections. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that is injected directly into your shoulder joint.
  • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Physical activities designed to promote strength and endurance.
  • Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
  • Injections. Anti-inflammatory injections: Injections are typically used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. Reducing pain helps you recover more comfortably so that you can return to your normal daily activities.
  • Manual manipulation. Use specific hand placements and the precise application of forces to restore normal movement to joints and soft tissues. Manual manipulations is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, exercises, and modalities.
  • Intersegmental traction table helps in increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. … It also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the muscles.
  • Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy (uses a mid-frequency electrical signal) option used by or office to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues that reduces or eliminates your pain safely.
  • Disc Decompression. Beneficial effects of decompression because it can distract joint surfaces, reduce protrusions of nuclear discal material, stretch soft-tissue muscles and mobilize joints. These effects provide many patients with pain relief from spinal dysfunction.
  • Diathermy. Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions. It uses a high-frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues. The heat can help with various processes, including: increasing blood flow, relieving pain and improving inflammation.

Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)

Neck pain can be caused by many things—but is most often related to getting older. Like the rest of the body, the disks and joints in the neck (cervical spine) slowly degenerate as we age. Cervical spondylosis, commonly called arthritis of the neck, is the medical term for these age-related, wear-and-tear changes that occur over time.

Cervical spondylosis is extremely common. More than 85 percent of people over the age of 60 are affected. The condition most often causes pain and stiffness in the neck—although many people with cervical spondylosis experience no noticeable symptoms. In most cases, cervical spondylosis responds well to conservative treatment that includes medication and physiotherapist.

  • Ultrasound therapy. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.
  • Trigger-point therapy. Applying gentle pressure to a specific area of muscle where a patient experiences pain to alleviate that pain.
  • Steroid injections. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that is injected directly into your shoulder joint.
  • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions.
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Physical activities designed to promote strength and endurance.
  • Disc Decompression. Beneficial effects of decompression because it can distract joint surfaces, reduce protrusions of nuclear discal material, stretch soft-tissue muscles and mobilize joints. These effects provide many patients with pain relief from spinal dysfunction.
  • Diathermy. Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions. It uses a high-frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues. The heat can help with various processes, including: increasing blood flow, relieving pain and improving inflammation.
  • Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
  • Injections. Anti-inflammatory injections: Injections are typically used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. Reducing pain helps you recover more comfortably so that you can return to your normal daily activities.
  • Manual manipulation. Use specific hand placements and the precise application of forces to restore normal movement to joints and soft tissues. Manual manipulations is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, exercises, and modalities.
  • Intersegmental traction table helps in increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. … It also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the muscles.
  • Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy (uses a mid-frequency electrical signal) option used by or office to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues that reduces or eliminates your pain safely.

Torticollis (Twisted Neck)

Congenital muscular torticollis, also called twisted neck or wryneck, is a condition in which an infant holds his or her head tilted to one side and has difficulty turning the head.

In congenital torticollis, the muscle that extends down the side of the neck – the sternocleidomastoid muscle — is tight and shortened. For most babies, stretching exercises and simple changes in how the infant is held or positioned will gradually lengthen the muscle and correct the problem.

  • Ultrasound therapy. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.
  • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions.
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Physical activities designed to promote strength and endurance.
  • Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
  • Manual manipulation. Use specific hand placements and the precise application of forces to restore normal movement to joints and soft tissues. Manual manipulations is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, exercises, and modalities.
  • Diathermy. Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions. It uses a high-frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues. The heat can help with various processes, including: increasing blood flow, relieving pain and improving inflammation.
  • Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy (uses a mid-frequency electrical signal) option used by or office to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues that reduces or eliminates your pain safely.

Kyphosis (Roundback) of the Spine

Kyphosis is a spinal disorder in which an excessive outward curve of the spine results in an abnormal rounding of the upper back. The condition is sometimes known as “roundback” or—in the case of a severe curve—as “hunchback.” Kyphosis can occur at any age, but is common during adolescence.

In the majority of cases, kyphosis causes few problems and does not require treatment. Occasionally, a patient may need to wear a back brace or do exercises in order to improve his or her posture and strengthen the spine. In severe cases, however, kyphosis can be painful, cause significant spinal deformity, and lead to breathing problems. Patients with severe kyphosis may need surgery to help reduce the excessive spinal curve and improve their symptoms.

  • Ultrasound therapy. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.
  • Trigger-point therapy. Applying gentle pressure to a specific area of muscle where a patient experiences pain to alleviate that pain.
  • Steroid injections. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that is injected directly into your shoulder joint.
  • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Physical activities designed to promote strength and endurance.
  • Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
  • Manual manipulation. Use specific hand placements and the precise application of forces to restore normal movement to joints and soft tissues. Manual manipulations is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, exercises, and modalities.
  • Intersegmental traction table helps in increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. … It also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the muscles.
  • Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy (uses a mid-frequency electrical signal) option used by or office to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues that reduces or eliminates your pain safely.

Low Back Pain

Almost everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. This pain can vary from mild to severe. It can be short-lived or long-lasting. However it happens, low back pain can make many everyday activities difficult to do.

  • Ultrasound therapy. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.
  • Trigger-point therapy. Applying gentle pressure to a specific area of muscle where a patient experiences pain to alleviate that pain.
  • Steroid injections. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that is injected directly into your shoulder joint.
  • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Physical activities designed to promote strength and endurance.
  • Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
  • Injections. Anti-inflammatory injections: Injections are typically used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. Reducing pain helps you recover more comfortably so that you can return to your normal daily activities.
  • Manual manipulation. Use specific hand placements and the precise application of forces to restore normal movement to joints and soft tissues. Manual manipulations is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, exercises, and modalities.
  • Intersegmental traction table helps in increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. … It also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the muscles.
  • Disc Decompression. Beneficial effects of decompression because it can distract joint surfaces, reduce protrusions of nuclear discal material, stretch soft-tissue muscles and mobilize joints. These effects provide many patients with pain relief from spinal dysfunction.
  • Diathermy. Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions. It uses a high-frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues. The heat can help with various processes, including: increasing blood flow, relieving pain and improving inflammation.
  • Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy (uses a mid-frequency electrical signal) option used by or office to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues that reduces or eliminates your pain safely.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

A common cause of low back and leg pain is lumbar spinal stenosis.

As we age, our spines change. These normal wear-and-tear effects of aging can lead to narrowing of the spinal canal. This condition is called spinal stenosis.

Degenerative changes of the spine are seen in up to 95% of people by the age of 50. Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults over 60 years old. Pressure on the nerve roots is equally common in men and women.

A small number of people are born with back problems that develop into lumbar spinal stenosis. This is known as congenital spinal stenosis. It occurs most often in men. People usually first notice symptoms between the ages of 30 and 50.

  • Ultrasound therapy. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.
  • Steroid injections. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that is injected directly into your shoulder joint.
  • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions.
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Physical activities designed to promote strength and endurance.
  • Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
  • Injections. Anti-inflammatory injections: Injections are typically used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. Reducing pain helps you recover more comfortably so that you can return to your normal daily activities.
  • Manual manipulation. Use specific hand placements and the precise application of forces to restore normal movement to joints and soft tissues. Manual manipulations is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, exercises, and modalities.
  • Disc Decompression. Beneficial effects of decompression because it can distract joint surfaces, reduce protrusions of nuclear discal material, stretch soft-tissue muscles and mobilize joints. These effects provide many patients with pain relief from spinal dysfunction.
  • Diathermy. Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions. It uses a high-frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues. The heat can help with various processes, including: increasing blood flow, relieving pain and improving inflammation.
  • Intersegmental traction table helps in increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. … It also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the muscles.
  • Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy (uses a mid-frequency electrical signal) option used by or office to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues that reduces or eliminates your pain safely.

Neck Pain

The neck (cervical spine) is composed of vertebrae that begin in the upper torso and end at the base of the skull. The bony vertebrae along with the ligaments (which are comparable to thick rubber bands) and muscles provide stability to the spine. The muscles allow for support and motion. The neck has a significant amount of motion and supports the weight of the head. However, because it is less protected than the rest of the spine, the neck can be vulnerable to injury and disorders that produce pain and restrict motion. For many people, neck pain is a temporary condition that disappears with time. Others need medical diagnosis and treatment to relieve their symptoms.

  • Ultrasound therapy. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.
  • Trigger-point therapy. Applying gentle pressure to a specific area of muscle where a patient experiences pain to alleviate that pain.
  • Steroid injections. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that is injected directly into your shoulder joint.
  • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions.
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Physical activities designed to promote strength and endurance.
  • Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
  • Injections. Anti-inflammatory injections: Injections are typically used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. Reducing pain helps you recover more comfortably so that you can return to your normal daily activities.
  • Manual manipulation. Use specific hand placements and the precise application of forces to restore normal movement to joints and soft tissues. Manual manipulations is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, exercises, and modalities.
  • Disc Decompression. Beneficial effects of decompression because it can distract joint surfaces, reduce protrusions of nuclear discal material, stretch soft-tissue muscles and mobilize joints. These effects provide many patients with pain relief from spinal dysfunction.
  • Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy (uses a mid-frequency electrical signal) option used by or office to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues that reduces or eliminates your pain safely.
  • Intersegmental traction table helps in increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. … It also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the muscles.
  • Diathermy. Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions. It uses a high-frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues. The heat can help with various processes, including: increasing blood flow, relieving pain and improving inflammation.

Sciatica

If you suddenly start feeling pain in your lower back or hip that radiates to the back of your thigh and into your leg, you may have a protruding (herniated) disk in your spinal column that is pressing on the nerve roots in the lumbar spine. This condition is known as sciatica.

  • Ultrasound therapy. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.
  • Trigger-point therapy. Applying gentle pressure to a specific area of muscle where a patient experiences pain to alleviate that pain.
  • Steroid injections. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that is injected directly into your shoulder joint.
  • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions.
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Physical activities designed to promote strength and endurance.
  • Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
  • Injections. Anti-inflammatory injections: Injections are typically used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. Reducing pain helps you recover more comfortably so that you can return to your normal daily activities.
  • Manual manipulation. Use specific hand placements and the precise application of forces to restore normal movement to joints and soft tissues. Manual manipulations is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, exercises, and modalities.
  • Intersegmental traction table helps in increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. … It also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the muscles.
  • Disc Decompression. Beneficial effects of decompression because it can distract joint surfaces, reduce protrusions of nuclear discal material, stretch soft-tissue muscles and mobilize joints. These effects provide many patients with pain relief from spinal dysfunction.
  • Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy (uses a mid-frequency electrical signal) option used by or office to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues that reduces or eliminates your pain safely.
  • Diathermy. Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions. It uses a high-frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues. The heat can help with various processes, including: increasing blood flow, relieving pain and improving inflammation.

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolysis (spon-dee-low-lye-sis) and spondylolisthesis (spon-dee-low-lis-thee-sis) are common causes of low back pain in young athletes.

Spondylolysis is a crack or stress fracture in one of the vertebrae, the small bones that make up the spinal column. The injury most often occurs in children and adolescents who participate in sports that involve repeated stress on the lower back, such as gymnastics, football, and weight lifting.

In some cases, the stress fracture weakens the bone so much that it is unable to maintain its proper position in the spine—and the vertebra starts to shift or slip out of place. This condition is called spondylolisthesis.

For most patients with spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis, back pain and other symptoms will improve with conservative treatment. This always begins with a period of rest from sports and other strenuous activities.

Patients who have persistent back pain or severe slippage of a vertebra, however, may need surgery to relieve their symptoms and allow a return to sports and activities.

  • Ultrasound therapy. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.
  • Trigger-point therapy. Applying gentle pressure to a specific area of muscle where a patient experiences pain to alleviate that pain.
  • Steroid injections. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine that is injected directly into your shoulder joint.
  • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions.
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Physical activities designed to promote strength and endurance.
  • Shockwave therapy is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
  • Injections. Anti-inflammatory injections: Injections are typically used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. Reducing pain helps you recover more comfortably so that you can return to your normal daily activities.
  • Manual manipulation. Use specific hand placements and the precise application of forces to restore normal movement to joints and soft tissues. Manual manipulations is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques, exercises, and modalities.
  • Intersegmental traction table helps in increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. … It also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the muscles.
  • Disc Decompression. Beneficial effects of decompression because it can distract joint surfaces, reduce protrusions of nuclear discal material, stretch soft-tissue muscles and mobilize joints. These effects provide many patients with pain relief from spinal dysfunction.
  • Diathermy. Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions. It uses a high-frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues. The heat can help with various processes, including: increasing blood flow, relieving pain and improving inflammation.
  • Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy (uses a mid-frequency electrical signal) option used by or office to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain free state. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues that reduces or eliminates your pain safely.

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